The amount of people of the age of 65 will be more than the number of people under 18.
Retirement Age Vs. Under 18
"The aging of the baby boom generation could fuel a 75 percent increase in the number of Americans ages 65 and older requiring nursing home care, to about 2.3 million in 2030 from 1.3 million in 2010" (Mather, Jacobsen, Pollard, 2016)
Baby Boomers are Aging
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"people are living longer with the potential of developing multiple chronic conditions and hence needing more healthcare services" (Canizares, Gignac, Hogg-Johnson, Glazier, & Badley, 2016)
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Society is going to need to make changes to accommodate this growing age group
"As personal care needs are projected to rise with population ageing and families are increasingly expected to provide for these needs" (Stafford, Kuh, 2018)
Canizares, M., Gignac, M., Hogg-Johnson, S., Glazier, R. H., & Badley, E. M. (2016). Do baby boomers use more healthcare services than other generations? Longitudinal trajectories of physician service use across five birth cohorts. BMJ open, 6(9), e013276. doi:10.1136/bmjopen-2016-013276E
Mather, Jacobsen, & Pollard (2016) Aging Baby Boomers to Face Caregiving, Obesity, Inequality Challenges Retrieved from https://www.prb.org/unitedstates-population-bulletin/
Stafford, M., & Kuh, D. (2018). Expectations for future care provision in a population-based cohort of baby-boomers. Maturitas, 116, 116–122. doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2018.08.004